The Dodgers offense is humming along over the last few weeks. They haven’t put up a ton of runs each time out, but the pitching has been good enough to ensure that they have won 9 consecutive games.
But the good news is that the offense is one step closer to getting back a very good bat. The Dodgers have been without Mookie Betts since the beginning of the month with his lingering hip issue. The superstar outfielder has been turning up the workouts this week though, and he’s progressing towards a return.
As it turns out, Mookie is VERY close to making his return to the Dodgers lineup. Dave Roberts said prior to the game on Sunday that he will take part in simulated games on Monday and Tuesday. If those go as planned, he could be activated in San Diego this week.
Tomorrow he’s going to be part of a simulated game here at Dodger Stadium, he’ll take some at-bats. My assumption is he’ll do it again on Tuesday, he’ll be off Wednesday, and if all goes well, activate him on Thursday.
The Dodgers getting Mookie back in the lineup for the final game against the Padres is great timing. Obviously, you always want to win games, but taking them from other teams in the NL West is huge.
Mookie was also on a bit of a hot streak when he hit the injured list. Through 5 games in August, Betts was slashing .381/.435/.810 with an absurd 1.244 OPS.